Grace Lutheran Church and School


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Worship for Sunday, November 5

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All Saints Sunday
Holy Communion at 8:30 and 11am

Prayer of the Day
O God, generous and supreme, your loving Son lived among us, instructing us in the ways of humility and justice. Continue to ease our burdens, and lead us to serve alongside of him, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Scripture readings
Revelation 7:9-17
Psalm 34:1-10, 22
1 John 3:1-3
Matthew 5:1-12



"Robed in White"
Revelation 7:9-17
The Revelation text for All Saints Sunday is often heard at funerals, and for good reason.  It bears deeply comforting imagery and words that describe both the life with Christ that awaits us and the life with Christ in which we now live.  Many of the words in this text we have heard in our hymnody and liturgical resources for years.  Today, and in all the days to come, may the revelation we hear in this text give us comfort, inspire us in worship, and deepen our faith in all that God has in store. 


Entrance hymn
This Is the Feast
Hymn of the Day WOV 691 Sing With All the Saints in Glory
Distribution hymns In Christ an Inheritance Is Ours
  LBW 179 At the Name of Jesus
Sending hymn WOV 689 Rejoice in God's Saints
  LBW     Lutheran Book of Worship
WOV    With One Voice

In our prayers we remember New Moms.


Between services, at 9:45am

Children and youth

Sunday School students (grade 1–4) meet in the third-floor school commons for opening worship. Preschool and kindergarten students meet in the JK classroom on the lower level. Pre-Confirmation  students meet in their classrooms.  Confirmation students meet with their mentors. Teen Talk meets in the Youth Room for conversation on faith and life.

Adult Education

Music and the Reformation, Carl Schalk
Seminar Room
Luther's ideas continued to influence church musicians in the centuries following the Reformation—from Johann Walter, the first Lutheran cantor, to J. S. Bach.

Living Faithfully: Beer and the Reformation, Erika Lyle
German classroom
Guests at the Lutherhaus, the home of Martin and Katarina, were served home-brewed beer. Erika Lyle introduces us to this master brewer.

The Grace Church Library is open and staffed on Sundays from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Look for books related to Adult Ed topics as well as many other subjects. The library is also open for self-service during the week.


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